Welcome to the Surfer New Feature Video Series page! Below are short training videos demonstrating new features in the latest version of Surfer. We will be regularly posting new feature videos for each new release, so make sure to follow this page if you are interested in being updated when a new video is posted. Feel free to follow our various social medias linked at the bottom to also stay up to date.
3D Volume Render & Isosurfaces
With Surfer you can visualize a 3D Grid in the 3D View as a volume render or isosurface. Visualize a 3D grid as a rendered volume with full control of the color and transparency, where the color represents the C value, such as contaminant concentration.
Then add an isosurface to determine exactly where specific C values are in a 3D grid. Helping you delineate specific areas such as plume extents or mineralization cutoffs.
2D Map from a 3D Grid:
Immediately see how a map changes with depth/elevation through a 3D grid. Create a 2D map of a slice through the 3D grid, and use a slider to move the slice up and down through the 3D grid. The map updates immediately as you move the slider.
For example, create a contour map of a 3D grid of GPR data, move the slider and see how the GPR data (and the contours) change through the grid file with depth.
A 3D grid can be created either by gridding XYZC data in Surfer or in another software package. Supported 3D grid formats include VTK and HDF.